Glasgow is the first city in the UK to introduce a major road sign shake-up for drivers
The new LED warning signs illuminate a cycle symbol and have been developed to reduce “incidents of conflict” around route hotspots such as cross-side junctions or building entrances.
Powered by solar, the electronic signs have been installed across the city in locations where there are known issues where there are heightened risks that cause drivers to pull out or turn into the path of cyclists.
Smart sensor technology picks up the movement of a cyclist and triggers the electronic sign to flash.
The signage was piloted at the junction between the city’s Berkeley Street and Claremont Street.
Data from the research showed a decrease in the percentage of conflict between drivers and cyclists as a result of the new technology.
Glasgow’s Transport and Climate Convenor, Cllr Arthur Millar said:
“We want people to think of cycling as accessible, safe and attractive, and as an everyday transport mode and leisure activity.
“Creating a safer cycling city is a key element of our Cycling Plan in which we have pledged to improve safety for cyclists by providing better facilities and encouraging mutual respect between all road and path users.
“Our cycle-activated signage project is an innovative and environmentally-friendly solution that seeks to prioritise and protect vulnerable road users and prevent collisions.